Monday, August 25, 2008

Michigan Daily Obituaries 08/25/08


    2-9 p.m. Wed. August 27th with services held at 7 p.m. at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home 420 S. Lafayette, (at 5th St) Royal Oak. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Angela Hospice appreciated.


      • Albert E. LeBlanc

        Albert E. LeBlanc, age 78, of Adrian, passed away Friday, August 22, 2008, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born February 13, 1930, in Detroit, the only son of Albert and Dorothy (Chesley) LeBlanc, Sr. On March 10, 1951, Al married his neighbor and high school sweetheart, Maryann Halmacin. After graduating from high school, Al completed his education at General Motors Institute. He then worked for various car dealerships prior to opening the LeBlanc Oldsmobile Cadillac dealership in…

        • Albert L. Carter Dec. 22, 1920-Aug. 22, 2008

          Albert L. Carter, 87, of Temperance, MI, passed away Friday, August 22, 2008, in St. Anne Mercy Hospital.

          • Alvina Steinke, 95

            Alvina Steinke, age 95, of Fennville, formerly of Kalamazoo,  went to be with the Lord peacefully, from her home, on Sunday, August 24, 2008, surrounded by her family. She was born July 6, 1913 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and married Herman Steinke on January 30, 1936. He preceded her in death in 1999. She retired from Peter Echrich & Son, and was a licensed beautician. She enjoyed her family, friends, baking, knitting, crocheting, going to Canada to visit family and spending winters in Las Vegas.…

            • Amos ‘Andy’ Anderson

              Amos “Andy” Anderson, local businessman and civic leader, passed away peacefully in his Boca Raton, Fla., home after battling Parkinson’s disease for a decade. Born Feb. 11, 1920, in Clayton, Mich., where his father, Oscar, who emigrated from Norway as a boy owned and operated a lumber yard, the young Amos visited the rapidly vanishing northern Michigan lumber camps with his father. He attended Clayton High School and Adrian College where he struggled between a career in art and chemistry, finally…

              • Arthur Amidon

                AMIDON, Arthur John - age 61, of Flint, died Friday, August 22, 2008 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral services will be held 1 PM Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint, with Rev. James D. Kleintank officiating. Interment will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Arthur J. Amidon Memorial Fund. John was born August 12, 1947 in Flint,…

                • Arthur J. Brindley

                  Arthur Joseph Brindley, 90, of Lenox Township, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, in Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 25, 1917, in West Branch.

                  • BASKIN REGINA GILBERT

                    Beloved wife of Michael Baskin and the late Jack Gilbert. Dear mother of Arnold Gilbert, Helen Gilbert, Lori (Alan) Lenef, Ronald Baskin, Susan Baskin, and Trudy (Michael) Pianko. Loving grandmother of Jacki (Jeff) Graham, Dayna Gilbert, Julia Lenef, Jacob Lenef, Rick Pianko, Lauren Pianko, and Andrew Baskin. Also remembered by many loving family members and friends. SERVICES TODAY 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, 248-406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT OAKVIEW CEMETERY, ROYAL OAK, or visit…

                    • BECKLEY BEVERLY M

                      Age 75 of Rochester Hills. August 22, 2008. Beloved friend of Josie Glocheski and her family. Cousin of Marge Barry. Beverly will be deeply missed. Memorial service Friday, August 29, 2008 3:00 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd, Rochester. The family will receive friends Friday 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Online guestbook

                      • BLOOM ROBERT

                        • BOURGON GEORGE M SR

                          at O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River in Novi, 248-348-1800, Monday 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. In state Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, MI 48154 or to Gilbert Residence, 203 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Online sympathy messages at

                          • Berniece Petzold

                            PETZOLD, Mrs. Berniece Ann "Peaches" (Foote) - Of Davison, formerly of Millington, passed away Saturday evening August 23, 2008 while at the Genesys Hospice Center in Goodrich, MI. Berniece was 64. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm for a time of sharing, remembering and to celebrate Berniece's life. A complete obituary will appear in the Tuesday edition. You're welcome to express condolences and share memories…

                            • Bertha H. ‘Bert’ Hess

                              Bertha H. “Bert” Hess, went home to be with her Lord on Aug. 21, 2008. She was born Dec. 22, 1913, to Samuel and Marguerite Dils in York, Ontario, Canada.  Bert moved to Lorain, Ohio, as a young girl receiving her education both in Canada and the United States. She graduated from White Cross Beauty School and excelled in the beauty profession. On April 19, 1936, Bert married Roy C. Hess in Richmond, Ind.  Together, they operated a large dairy and grain farm in Tipton, Mich., until moving to Brooklyn,…

                              • Betty Jane Wagoner

                                Betty Jane Wagoner, age 82, of Milan, Mich., and formerly of Adrian, passed away Friday, August 22, 2008, in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Ruth Baughey; husband, Robert Cunningham; husband, Ralph Wagoner; infant son, John Edward Cunningham; and brother, Ralph Baughey, Jr. Betty is survived by her three daughters, Mary and Darrell Hall, Margie and Gary Patton, and Susan Wagoner and Andrew Harrell; eight grandchildren, Michele and Ron O’Neil, Chris and Noel Patton,…

                                • Betty L. Pappas, 81

                                  CHEBOYGAN - Betty L. Pappas, 81, of Cheboygan, passed away at her home on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, surrounded by her loving family.

                                  • CARROLL MELISSA

                                    on Tuesday 1-8 p.m. with Services at 7:30 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren, MI. Light a candle or share a memory at

                                    • Charles Pierce

                                      Pierce, Charles A. Bay City, Michigan Passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008, at the age of 71. The Funeral Service will take place 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at the Stapish Cederberg Funeral Home West. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., on Monday from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. where a Vigil for the Deceased will take place at 7:30 p.m., and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday edition. Stapish Cederberg…

                                      • Charlotte I. Malady

                                        Charlotte I. Malady, age 93, of Adrian, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at Charlotte Stephenson Manor. Arrangements are pending at Wagley Funeral Home.

                                        • Constanse ‘Connie' A. Hickerson, 85

                                          CHEBOYGAN - Constanse “Connie” A. Hickerson, age 85 of Cheboygan, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 at the Hospice House.

                                          • Donna Mae Kingsley

                                            Donna Mae Kingsley, age 82, of Mears, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at her home. A full obituary will appear in The Daily Telegram at a later date. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. 

                                            • Dr. Amos ‘Andy’ Anderson

                                              Dr. Amos “Andy” Anderson, age 88, of Adrian, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008, at his home in Florida. Arrangements are pending at Wagley Funeral Home.

                                              • Eloise Crabtree

                                                Eloise Crabtree, 86, of Coldwater, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 at the Laurels of Coldwater. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008 at the Putnam Funeral Home in Coldwater from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Coldwater. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Coldwater. A complete obituary will appear in tomorrow’s paper. Arrangements are being handled by the Putnam Funeral Home in…

                                                • Eve M. Grubisic

                                                  MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Eve M. Grubisic, 93, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008.

                                                • Evelyn D. Menken, 91

                                                  Evelyn D. Menken age 91, of Holland, died peacefully to be with her Lord Sunday, August 24, 2008.  She was preceded in death by her husband Herman in 2004 and a son Calvin in1962.  Evelyn was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church where she was involved in Ladies Aid and the Christian School Circle. She is survived by her sons, Jim and Diane Menken of Holland, Ed and Laurie Menken of Holland; 5 grandchildren, Doug Menken, Paul and Pam Scholten, Pat Menken, Kevin and Tracy Crandall, Kevin…

                                                  • FARLEY JUNE I (NEE GARDIPEE)

                                                    • Forrest Lewis

                                                      LEWIS, FORREST A. "GUMP" - Age 33, of Cement City, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at The Toledo Hospital, in Toledo, OH, after a courageous battle against liver cancer. Born on June 13, 1975, in Augsburg, Germany to Wilbur A. and Karen S. (Carter) Lewis. He married Misty S. Wetherell on September 15, 2007 at Manitou Beach, MI, and she survives. Forrest lived in Adrian, Manitou Beach and then in Cement City for the past four years. He attended Adrian High School. He was employed by…

                                                      • Frank E. Niziol

                                                        IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Frank E. Niziol, 55, of E-3494 Lake Road, Ironwood Township, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, Aug. 21, 2008, in his home.

                                                        • Fred Wiley Aug. 23, 2008

                                                          Mr. Fred Wiley, age 70, of Pulaski, Tenn. passed away Saturday, August 23, 2008, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

                                                          • Frieda M. Hoffman Aug. 24, 2008

                                                            Frieda M. Hoffman, 95, of Monroe died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at Alice Lorraine Care Center. Arrangements by Rupp Funeral Home.

                                                            • GAFFKE YETIVE L (NEE TREMBLAY)

                                                              Tuesday 4-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). In state Wednesday 10 a.m. until time of 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Aidan Catholic Church, 17500 Farmington Rd. (N. of 6 Mile), Livonia. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial contributions to St. Aidan Catholic Church preferred. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

                                                              • GIBSON THOMAS M

                                                                Monday 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday 3-9 p.m. (Monaghan K of C Rosary 7 p.m.) at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (btw. 9-10 Mile Rd., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). In state Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until time of the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Kenneth Church, 14951 Haggerty Rd. (south of Five Mile), Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Alexander's Food Cupboard, 27833 Shiawassee, Farmington Hills, MI 48336.

                                                                • GILBERT REGINA

                                                                  Please refer to the Regina Baskin death notice.

                                                                  • GOLOBACK JOSEPH D

                                                                    Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary 7 p.m. at the Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile Rd. (between Merriman and Middlebelt). Interment Holy Sepulchre.

                                                                    • GUTY ALFREDA

                                                                      • Garlets, Maxine E.

                                                                        will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the funeral home. Her final resting place will be Bankers Cemetery in Hoxeyville.

                                                                        • Gary Ash

                                                                          Ash, Gary David Whitmore Lake, MI (Formerly of Howell) Age 59, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Gary was born March 23, 1949 in Highland Park, MI, the son of Lester David and Rosemarie (Brooks) Ash. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving his country during Vietnam. Surviving are his three daughters, Charlotte (Kole) Sacker of Gaylord,Kelly Ash of Fenton, and Elizabeth (Kris) Heersink of Colorado; grandchildren, Sydney and Korey Thomas; Rylan,…

                                                                          • Gary Lee Bauder

                                                                            Gary Lee Bauder, age 58, of Three Rivers, Mich., passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. Gary was born Nov. 28, 1949, in Sturgis, a son of Ray Orlo and Grace M. (Haney) Bauder, and was a long-time resident of Three Rivers. He received his doctorate in accounting and was employed by the government for many years. On Dec. 19, 1993, he married Joyce Hughes. Gary was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his loving family:wife, Joyce Bauder, Three Rivers;…

                                                                            • HAMBURGER DR JOEL I

                                                                              Beloved husband of Hilda. Dear son of the late Isadore and Henrietta Hamburger. Loving father of Sheldon (Eva) Hamburger, Paul (Nancy) Hamburger, Daniel (Denise) Hamburger, Aaron Hamburger and Anthony Palatta. Dear grandfather of Aviv (Orit) Hamburger, Guy Hamburger, Sheri, Elliot, and Erica Jankelovitz, Ben, Josh and Emily Hamburger, Jake, Michael, and Nick Hamburger. Dear brother of Dr. Stuart (Sylvia) Hamburger and the late Helen Kanagur. Services were held Sunday at Clove Hill Park Cemetery Chapel.…

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                                                                                Ann Field, age 94, of Monroe passed away at 6:57 a.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health.

                                                                                • HUBBELL COLIN J

                                                                                  2-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday with Prayer Service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe. In state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Clare of Montefalce, 1401 Whittier (at Mack). Memorial contributions may be made to the WARM Training Center in Detroit or University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in Detroit. Light a candle and share a memory at

                                                                                  • Harold L. ‘Andy, Uncle Harold’ Andrews

                                                                                    Harold L. “Andy, Uncle Harold” Andrews, age 80 years, of Brooklyn (Vineyard Lake) passed away Saturday, August 23, 2008, at his home with his extended family and hospice at his side.  He was born on February 6, 1928, in Montpelier, Ohio, the son of Cleo and Donna Marie (Coutz) Andrews. Andy grew up in Ohio and moved to the Lenawee County area 50 years ago. He retired from Thyssen Krupp Budd Company of Clinton, Mich., and Ashland, Ohio, in 1994 after 30 years of service. Andy loved astronomy, using his…

                                                                                    • Harold Lloyd Marshall

                                                                                      Harold Lloyd Marshall, age 81, of Muir, passed away Aug. 22, 2008 in Ionia.,

                                                                                      • Harriet M. Sweet June 15, 1916-Aug. 22, 2008

                                                                                        Harriet M. Sweet, age 92, of Monroe died August 22nd at the Lutheran Home of Monroe.

                                                                                        • Harris E. Koster, 87

                                                                                          Harris E. Koster, age 87, of Holland died Saturday, August 23, 2008 at a care center in Pullman. Harris attended the Immanuel Baptist Church.  He was past owner of Koster & VanEck General Contractors and also managed the Elbow Room in Saugatuck. He is survived by his wife, of 65 years, Janet and children, Joy and Mark Meyer of Holland, and Rhonda and John Vander Ploeg of Arizona; 8 Grandchildren; 3 Great grandchildren; Brothers and sisters, Herbert and Virginia Koster of Zeeland, Ruth Nieboer of…

                                                                                          • Harrison, Stephan

                                                                                            will be Thursday, Aug. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

                                                                                            • Hazel Alderink, 98

                                                                                              Hazel Alderink, 98, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2008.  As a person of deep faith, she was loving, kind, and generous. All who knew her, admired and loved her.   Hazel was born to Leonard and Tonia Knoll January 16, 1920 in Holland, Michigan. She married John Alderink, who preceded her in death in 1998.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sally De Vries, in 1986. Mrs. Alderink was a member of Montello Park Christian Reformed Church.  She is survived by her son, Larry…

                                                                                              • Henry E. Helton April 24, 1929-Aug. 22, 2008

                                                                                                Henry E. Helton, 79, of Monroe, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 22, 2008 at 7:07 pm in Tendercare of Monroe.

                                                                                                • Henry Helton Aug. 22, 2008

                                                                                                  Henry Helton, 79, died at 7:07 p.m. Friday at Tendercare of Monroe.

                                                                                                  • Ida F. Hiemstra

                                                                                                    Ida F. Hiemstra, age 85, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2008, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Sherman Township, a daughter of the late Elmer and Irene Hazel (Perrin) Reichard-Will. Ida had resided in the Sturgis area her whole life. On Feb. 25, 1945, she married Edwin F. Hiemstra in Sturgis. He died Aug. 29, 1986. Ida’s last employment was working as a caretaker at Joyce Barnett’s Adult Foster Care Home. She had also been employed…

                                                                                                    • Imogene Dougherty Jan. 22, 1916-Aug. 23, 2008

                                                                                                      Imogene Dougherty, 92 yrs. of Ida, died Saturday morning in her home, under the care of Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

                                                                                                      • Irene A. Rosneck

                                                                                                        Irene Anna Rosneck, 69, of Fraser for 45 years, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at St. John Macomb Hospital, Warren. She was born Aug. 3, 1939, in Detroit.

                                                                                                        • JACOBS ADLER JAN

                                                                                                          Beloved wife of Laurence Jacobs. Dear mother of Marc David Jacobs. Devoted daughter of Charles Adler and the late Myra Adler. Cherished sister of the late David Adler. Sister-in-law of Arthur Jacobs. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. SERVICES 11 A.M. TUESDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL. (248) 569-0020. INTERMENT AT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY.

                                                                                                          • JANTOSZ MARY

                                                                                                            Tuesday, 3-8 p.m., at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Road (S. of 18 Mile Rd.) and Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Community, 41300 Romeo Plank Rd.

                                                                                                            • James "Jim" Scott

                                                                                                              James "Jim" Scott, age 70, of Grand Haven passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2008, in Muskegon.

                                                                                                              • James Kellum, 48

                                                                                                                James Ronald Kellum, 48, of Holland, died Thursday, August 21, 2008. Arrangements will be announced by Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland.

                                                                                                                • James ‘Jim’ Jasmund

                                                                                                                  James “Jim” Jasmund, age 61, of Manitou Beach died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, as the result of an automobile accident. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. 

                                                                                                                  • Jeanette Sulewski Dec. 19, 1934-Aug. 23, 2008

                                                                                                                    Jeanette Sulewski, 73 years, of Temperance, MI died Saturday, August 23, 2008, in her home. The daughter of George and Beatrice (Cousino) Etue, she was born December 19, 1934, in Erie, MI.

                                                                                                                    • John Alan Harmon

                                                                                                                      John Alan Harmon, age 41 of Bay Point, California, died early Tuesday morning August 19, 2008.

                                                                                                                      • John S. Sherry

                                                                                                                        John S. Sherry, 88, a 53-year resident of Fraser, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, in Sterling Heights. He was born March 22, 1920, in New Lothrop, Mich.

                                                                                                                        • John Van Coevering

                                                                                                                          Mr. John Van Coevering, age 83, of Niskayuna, N.Y. (formerly of Grand Haven) passed away August 18, 2008, at Ellis Hospital with his loving family by his side.

                                                                                                                          • John VanCoevering

                                                                                                                            John VanCoevering, 83, of Niskayuna, N.Y., and formerly of Grand Haven, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, in New York.

                                                                                                                            • Joseph Phillips

                                                                                                                              PHILLIPS, Dr. Joseph Age 85 Of Portage, MI Passed away on August 24, 2008 at his home. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at REDMOND Funeral Home 4100 S. Westnedge- 343-6156 where a Rosary will be recited Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 11:00 AM at St. Monica Catholic Church. Fr. Larry Farrell Celebrant. A luncheon will be held immediately following the Funeral Mass. Interment will…

                                                                                                                              • Joyce Zoet, 74

                                                                                                                                Joyce Zoet,  74, of Holland, formerly of Grandville, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. Arrangements will be announced by the Cook Funeral Home, Grandville.

                                                                                                                                • June Scherer, 87

                                                                                                                                  June Holderness O'Brien -Scherer, age 87, of Holland,  died Saturday, August 23, 2008 at Lakeside Vista. June was born in Oak Park, IL. She had worked as a legal secretary for a Federal Bankruptcy Judge in Chicago for 35 years until her retirement in 1983. June was preceded in death by her husbands, William (Barry) F. O'Brien in 1947, and Paul Scherer in 2008. She is survived by her daughter, Linda O'Brien of New York, N.Y. Funeral services will be  Friday, 12 noon at Dykstra Life Story…

                                                                                                                                  • KING JEANNE R (NEE LEHR)

                                                                                                                                    Waukesha, Wisconsin, died Augsut 18, 2008 at age 86. Daughter of the late Congressman and Mrs. John C. Lehr. Complete obituary at

                                                                                                                                    • Kenneth D. Copeland

                                                                                                                                      Kenneth D. Copeland, age 96, of Little Long Lake, Fremont, Ind. died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 at the Northern Lakes Nursing Center in Angola, Ind. Kenneth was born July 15, 1912 in California Twp. to John Henry and Amanda (Grove) Copeland. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008 Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Flint Cemetery in Angola, Ind.

                                                                                                                                      • Kenneth Roy Tepsa

                                                                                                                                        RAMSAY, Mich. -- Kenneth Roy Tepsa, of Ramsay, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, after a brave battle with lung cancer.

                                                                                                                                        • Kenneth Wayne Snyder

                                                                                                                                          Kenneth Wayne Snyder, 75, of White Pigeon, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at the Heartland Health Care Center, Three Rivers. He was born in Marcellus, Mich., on July 16, 1933, a son of the late John William and Lillian (Faust) Snyder. Ken graduated from Constantine High School in 1951 and served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. On June 28, 1958, he married Faye Sherer in Bristol, Ind. Ken worked as a tool maker and machinist at Jessen's Mfg. Co. Elkhart, Ind., for 42 years, retiring…

                                                                                                                                          • Kevin M. Filiere

                                                                                                                                            Kevin M. Filiere, age 25, of Adrian passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at the University of Michigan Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

                                                                                                                                            • LAPADAT RICHARD F

                                                                                                                                              Tuesday 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. Funeral Thursday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Please share a memory of Richard at

                                                                                                                                              • LaCROIX FRANCES C

                                                                                                                                                August 23, 2008. Dear mother of Patrick (Gail), T.J. (Tresa), Valeria (Lee) Waite, Brian, Allan (Eva), Rochele Calsada, Kevin (Paula) and the late Jason and Michael (Clara). Also survived by 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at 12 noon from the chapel of the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Tr.) Family will receive visitors Monday 2-9 p.m. Share a "memorial tribute" with the family at

                                                                                                                                                • Lois Mae Green

                                                                                                                                                  Lois Mae Green, age 72, of Harlingen, Texas and Coldwater, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008 at the Sturgis Hospital after being stricken at home with an apparent heart attack. Lois was born Dec. 5, 1935 in Coldwater, daughter of Floyd and Marie (Criswell) Deal and graduated from Bronson High School in 1954. She married James Green on Oct. 4, 1956 in Coldwater. Jim died Nov. 25, 2003. Lois first worked at the former Branch County Bank (now Century Bank and Trust) for nine years, then as bookkeeper for Branch…

                                                                                                                                                  • MARECKI KEVIN

                                                                                                                                                    Monday 3-9 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. Rosary and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until time of Service at 11:00 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Donations are welcome to the American Diabetes Association. Share memories with the family at their "On Line Guest Book" at

                                                                                                                                                    • MARINOS ALEX C

                                                                                                                                                      begins at 9:30 a.m. Memorial Tributes to St. John Greek Orthodox Church or Charity of Donor's Choice. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                      • MAYER RICHARD C

                                                                                                                                                        Monday 1:30 - 9 p.m. and Tuesday, 1:00-9:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                        • MAZUR STEPHANIE

                                                                                                                                                          Monday 3-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R., Madison Heights. Funeral Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. In state with 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anastasia Church, Troy. Burial in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.

                                                                                                                                                          • MYTYK RAYMOND

                                                                                                                                                            • Mabel (Martin) Lee July 5, 1920-Aug. 22, 2008

                                                                                                                                                              Mabel (Martin) Lee, age 88, of Monroe, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday morning, August 22, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                              • Mabel M. Lee Aug. 22, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                Mabel M. Lee, 88, died at 10:37 a.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Merkle Funeral Service.

                                                                                                                                                                • Marclyn J. Hilbert

                                                                                                                                                                  Marclyn Jane Hilbert, 80, formerly of Fort Wayne, Ind.,  passed away Aug. 18, 2008 in Michigan.  Born in Fort Wayne, she moved to Plymouth, Mich., and then retired to North Twin Lake, Howe Ind., with her husband of 56 years, Dale Hilbert.  Born April 13, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Elvie W. and  Maude E. Dafforn of Fort Wayne, Ind.  A devoted wife and mother, bowling was an award-winning passion she enjoyed for 50 years. She was an avid gardener, fisherman and loved to dance.  Marclyn…

                                                                                                                                                                  • Marguerite Herzog

                                                                                                                                                                    Herzog, Marguerite Saginaw, Michigan Beloved mother, grandmother and great - grandmother passed away Friday August 22, 2008, at Covenant - Cooper at the age of 89 years. Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday August 25, 2008, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 612 N. Michigan Ave. Fr. Ron Wagner will officiate with burial to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at W.L. Case & Company, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday and again at the church on…

                                                                                                                                                                    • Marian R. Stump

                                                                                                                                                                      Marian R. Stump, 91, of 65051 Youngs Prairie Road, Constantine, Mich., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at her home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Marjorie E. Falkenstein

                                                                                                                                                                        Marjorie E. Falkenstein, 93, of Boulder Colo., and a former longtime Sturgis, Mich., resident and business owner, died Aug. 8, 2008, at the Frazier Meadows Nursing Home in Boulder. She was born Dec. 9, 1914, in LaGrange, Ind., a daughter to the late Clarence and Agnes Robinson. Marjorie married Elmer Falkenstein who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2000. With her husband and son,s for many years she had owned and operated Falkenstein’s Flowers, formerly Gibson’s Greenhouse located at 912 W. Chicago…

                                                                                                                                                                        • Mary E. Rogers

                                                                                                                                                                          Mary E. Rogers, 87, of Kalamazoo, Mich., passed away on Aug. 20, 2008. Mary was born March 19, 1921, in Sturgis, a daughter of Shirley and Edna (Kaechele) Griffeth. She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego. On June 27, 1942, she married James F. Rogers, who survives. Also surviving are: two sons, Paul (Mae) Rogers of Huntington, Ind., and Mark (Diane) Rogers of Mattawan; a daughter, Jane (Norris) Giggy of Kalamazoo; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Pierucki of…

                                                                                                                                                                          • Mary Tarro

                                                                                                                                                                            WAKEFIELD, Mich. -- Mary Tarro, 100, of Wakefield, was called to her eternal home on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility, where she resided and was well taken care of.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Matthew Paul Mathias

                                                                                                                                                                              MEDFORD, Wis. -- Matthew Paul Mathias, 20, passed away as a result of injuries sustained when struck by a vehicle while out running on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, in Medford.

                                                                                                                                                                              • Maxine J. ‘Mimi’ McDevitt

                                                                                                                                                                                QUINCY — Maxine J. “Mimi” McDevitt, 72, of Quincy, passed away Aug. 7, 2008 in Dayton, Ohio.  A memorial service is scheduled Saturday, August 23, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the George White Funeral Home, Quincy.  The family will receive friends Saturday from Noon until time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Branch County Humane Society (969 Wildwood Rd., Quincy, MI) would be appreciated.  

                                                                                                                                                                                • Michael Slenzak

                                                                                                                                                                                  SLENZAK, Michael Jay - Age 62, of Lennon, died Thursday, August 21, 2008 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 10AM Monday, August 25, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek. Burial immediately following at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, Grand Blanc. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1-9PM Saturday and Sunday. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the American Cancer Society. Michael was born February 17,…

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mollie J. Blough

                                                                                                                                                                                    Mollie J. Blough, age 90, of Lowell, passed away Aug. 21, 2008 in Ionia.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Murphy, Thomas Boyd

                                                                                                                                                                                      THOMAS BOYD MURPHY, 70, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at home surrounded by his family.A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's edition of the Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Benzonia, where beautiful ceremonies celebrate life.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Naida Gish Jan. 15, 1935-Aug. 20, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                        Naida Gish, age 73, of Carleton, Michigan, died Wednesday, August 20, 2008, in Lincoln Park, Michigan.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nowrocke Jr., Frank Walter

                                                                                                                                                                                          will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Terwilliger Funeral Home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Terwilliger Funeral Home, Harris-Sheffler Chapel, in Kaleva.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • OCHOA EVA G

                                                                                                                                                                                            begins at 9:30 a.m. at church. Burial at Oakview Cemetery. View obituary and share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                            • OSMAN AMALINE M

                                                                                                                                                                                              September 25, 1917-August 7, 2008 of Gainesville, Florida (formerly of Allen Park). Preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Wadia Daboul and nephew Richard (Hoagy) Gartner. She is survived by sisters Adele Gartner (Henry), Josephine Fabizak (the late Max), and Mary Daboul; brothers Richard Daboul (the late Mary Lou) and Fred Daboul (Rita); sons Michael (Janet Hawkins), and Phillip (Renee); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A private service for family and close friends…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Olive Trzecinski

                                                                                                                                                                                                WATERSMEET, Mich. -- Olive Trzecinski, 84, of Watersmeet, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander, Wis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • PALKA MICHAEL J

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday with a prayer service Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc. 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (North of 22 Mile Rd.) Shelby Twp. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Church (48115 Schoenherr Rd.). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Past Grand Knight of K of C Msgr. Stapleton Council # 3191. A member of Polish Century Club of Detroit. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Patricia A. White Sept. 28, 1939-Aug. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patricia A. White, age 68, of Dundee, passed away at 10:31 PM Thursday, August 21, 2008, at her home following a long illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Paul Hoyt, 66

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Paul Emery Hoyt, age 66, of Batesville, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2008 in a Batesville Hospital. Paul was born on July 3, 1942 in Douglas, Mich. He was the son of Lloyd M. Hoyt and Madeline Crowfoot Hoyt. Paul retired as a truck driver for Inland Container Corp. and was of the Baptist faith. Paul is survived by three sons, Bruce Hoyt of Horn Lake, Miss., Michael Hoyt of McCordville, Ind. and James Hoyt of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; three daughters, Deborah Pitcher of Douglas, Melissa Budahn of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Philip Veneklasen, 75

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Philip Norman Veneklasen, 75, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hanley Christian Reformed Church, 372 Jackson St., Grandville. Visiting is one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by the Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral  Directors, Grandville.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • REAGER WANDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • RICHTER OZZIE

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tuesday 1 p.m.- 9 p.m. at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, Fraser. Funeral Wednesday 11:30 a.m. in Kensington Community Church of Troy with additional visitation at 11 a.m. Memorials may be addressed to Springhill Camps, P.O. Box 100, Evart, MI 49631. Share memories at

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ROGERS FANNYE B

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Suddenly on August 21, 2008. Fannye B. Rogers completed her purpose in life. Leaving to cherish her memory are her siblings Alvis Rogers, Louise White, Dr. Chester (Gwendolyn) Rogers, Margaret Dooley, and Dr. Clarence Rogers. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Resting at the WILSON-AKINS FUNERAL HOME, 527 Owen Ave, Monday 1-8 p.m., Family Hour Tuesday 10 a.m., Funeral 11 a.m. at the Plymouth United Church of Christ, 600 E. Warren Ave, Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ROSE JOAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beloved wife of Sheldon Rose. Dear mother of Laurie (Dan) Dubin, Jonathan Rose, and Warren (Carol Ann) Rose. Loving grandmother of Aaron Dubin, Andrea Dubin, Robin Dubin, and Frances Rose. Sister of Lavonne Bauer. Sister-in-law of Irving and Audrey Rose, Leslie Rose, and Marjorie Rose. SERVICES 10:30 MONDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT CLOVER HILL PARK CEMETERY.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Richard L. Faryniarz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Richard L. Faryniarz, 64, of Monroe, died 9:40 p.m. Sunday in his home. Arrangements by Bacarella Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Riley, Ethel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ETHEL RILEY, 93, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.Arrangements are pending at Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Robert Alfred Austin March 16, 1946-Aug. 23, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Robert Alfred Austin, 62 years, of Petersburg, MI, died Saturday, August 23, 2008 in his home surrounded by his family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Robert G. "Bob" Nutt March 18, 1928-Aug. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A loving husband and father has gone to be with the Lord. Robert G. "Bob" Nutt, 80, of Monroe died at 12:29 p.m. Thursday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health for 18 years and seriously ill for two weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Roy E. Maki

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Roy E. Maki, 76, of Marquette, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at his home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ruth Margaret Kwiatkowski April 8, 1930-Aug. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ruth Margaret Kwiatkowski, 78 years, of Toledo and formerly of Lambertville, MI, died Thursday, August 21, 2008, in her home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ruth Margaret Kwiatkowski April 8, 1930-Aug. 21, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ruth Margaret Kwiatkowski 78 years of Toledo and formerly of Lambertville, MI died Thursday August 21, 2008 in her home. She had worked at Michigan Molded Acoustics for 6 years, Foodtown and the Pharm and 5 years at Francis Foods in Temperance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • STALLWORTH ALVIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Schrader, Roger "Pete"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  will take place Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., with a evening vigil service at 8 p.m. at Herbert Funeral Home, Manistee. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sorenson, Merritt Duane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will be held from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at the Frankfort United Methodist Church in Frankfort, with Rev. Greg Culver officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, Harris-Sheffler Chapel, in Beulah;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Stewart Alley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ALLEY, Stewart Lee - Age 71, of Flint, died Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 12 PM Monday, August 25, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint with Fr. Gary McInnis officiating. Interment will follow at Flint Memorial Park Cemetery in Mt. Morris. Visitation will be held 4-8 PM Saturday, and 2-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituaries page of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thalia Fleming Gilliam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thalia Fleming Gilliam, 93, wife of the late Dr. Walter Richard Gilliam, died Aug. 21, 2008. Born in New Castle, Pa., she was a daughter of the late J. Richard and Elva Williner Fleming. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, music and participating in civic and community groups. The focus of her life was her family and friends. Mrs. Gilliam was a very active member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John Dresser of Sturgis, Mich.; granddaughter, Sara Fleming Dresser…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Theresa E. Plizga

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Theresa E. Plizga, 79, a 52-year resident of Roseville, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, in Roseville. She was born Oct. 12, 1928, in Detroit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Victor E. Schultz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Victor Edward Schultz, 85, of Chesterfield Township, formerly of Roseville, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, in Henry Ford Cottage Hospital, Grosse Pointe, after a long illness with dementia. He was born Dec. 27, 1922, in Askam, Pa.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • WARD EARMATEEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (Ruffin) August 19, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Frank Ward Sr. Survived by four children, Arnold, Frank Jr. (Joyce), Linda Gail (Ervin), Terry (Glenda), the late James Herbert, two sisters, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Walter Godlewski Aug. 24, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Walter Godlewski, 73, of Erie died Sunday in his home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, where services are pending.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • William Pollard, 44

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William H. (Bill) Pollard, age 44, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Douglas, died on Sunday, August 24, 2008, in Douglas, MI. Bill was born in Kalamazoo and worked as a sales representative for Heartland Foods of Indianapolis, IN.  He was previously employed at the Dunes Resort in Douglas. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lola Pollard. He is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Cindy and Robert Weck of Climax, MI and Diana and Marshall Anderson of Monroe, MI; three nieces; two…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wilma H. Tiner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wilma Hattie Tiner, 94, of Mount Clemens, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, in Martha T. Berry Medical Facility, Mount Clemens. She was born Dec. 6, 1913, in Kansas, Ala.

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